Treating the Still-open Wound of Contested Arab Homes in Jaffa

Urban planner Tovi Fenster's discovery that her childhood home now belongs to Arabs living nearby underlies a study on transforming houses in conflict areas into 'contact zones.'

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It all began on Yom Kippur in September 2009. A phone conversation between Tovi Fenster and her mother touched on the period of the family’s immigration from Romania to Israel in 1948, and the house where they...